is a food grade product. ROE is a thick, dark green/brown liquid with a definite herbal aroma used for preventing rancidity in products in which vegetable/plant oils have been used. This product is made up of oil soluble antioxidant compounds and is not soluble in water, has no additives and is made of 100% rosemary oleoresin.
Usage Rate: 1 tsp. to 1 tbsp. for each 10 Kg. or 22 lb. batch). If you dilute ROE in oil it makes it much easier to handle and to disperse. Should the oil/ROE mixture solidify, place the bottle in a pan of warm water to melt it.
Diluting ROE in Oil: Dissolve 4 tbsp. of the ROE in half a cup of vegetable oil. Add a quarter to one teaspoon of this dilution per 2 lbs. of oil but users have been successful using half a teaspoon per pound. Warm oil is better for prompt dilution. However, the dilution can also be refrigerated for up to 30 days and will remain at full strength. A 22 lb. batch requires anywhere from 1.5 to 3 tbsp. of dissolved ROE. The antioxidant compounds in ROE are resistant to lye; therefore, you may add the ROE to the soap batch before saponification or at trace. However, ROE is best dispersed if added to the oils at the time they are being prepared and not at trace.
Other Uses: ROE is also used for making lotions, creams and salves. Add in same proportions as used in soapmaking and add to the oil before the emulsification step for lotions. When making salves and balms, add ROE to the melted oils. Clean-Up: You will find ROE may be sticky at times. Wash all implements used in warm soap & water. Precautions: Use gloves, as ROE can be a skin irritant for some people. Keep away from eyes; should it fall in the eyes, flush with plenty of clean water and seek medical attention.